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Hot Jewelry Sellers: November 2015




Hot Jewelry Sellers: November 2015
Silver heart bracelet in Argentium sterling silver by Tom Kruskal Designs. MSRP: $185 / 1-TOMKRUSKAL

Tom Kruskal’s hand-forged argentine silver pieces. We simply cannot keep them in stock! — Mary Jo Chanski, Hannoush Jewelers, Rutland, VT

  • We had a very successful trunk show with Sethi Couture. — Steve Matero, Matero Fine Jewelry & Design, Millwood, NY
  • Fossil Watches and Gabriel & Co. silver line. — Emily Clark and Matthew Clark, Spath Jewelers, Bartow, FL
  • Pandora and our new white and yellow gold diamond cuffs by Simply Diamonds. — LaTisha Holland, Arlene’s Fine Jewelry, Vidalia, GA
  • Valina engagement rings, Dora wedding bands, custom bridal and fashion. — Candice Milstein, Wyatt Austin Jewelers, Schaumburg, IL
  • September was tough! But we did manage to have a very good month with Breitling! — Marc Majors, Sam L. Majors, Midland, TX
  • Endless Jewelry bracelets, Wind & Fire bracelets (by CG Creations) and Tissot watches. — James Wolf, James Wolf Jewelers, Mason, OH
  • Just diamond studs because I thought I was getting ready for Christmas and now they are gone again. — Kimberley Beasley, Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry, Des Moines, WA
  • We brought in Chamilia on Sept. 1 because Swarovski bought them and we felt it would be a winner. We were right. It has helped us increase our bottom line. — Matt Doumato, Ephraim Doumato Jewelers, Greenville, RI
  • The NellMarie sterling line — amazing designs/price points! — Teri Vogan, Vogan Gold & Silver Works, Colorado Springs, CO
  • We won’t be reordering as they were made to order, but we did well with Ritani and Furrer Jacot. — Steven B. Goldfarb, Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler, Bellevue, WA
  • Sapphire jewelry from Norgem in Boston! — Laurie Cusher, Hyde Park Jeweler, Hyde Park, NY
  • We had a Brazilian trunk show, and we rocked! Sold stones and customers left them here for me to design and make Christmas gifts. — Cathy Grad, Caffray Jewelers, Hinsdale, IL
  • Imperial Pearl. Their display we purchased from RJO keeps the best-sellers of pearl studs etc. in stock. I like things compartmentalized. Seeing in the case is better than reams and reams of printouts. — Karen Fitzpatrick, Harris Jewelers, Rio Rancho, NM
  • Higher price diamonds and better quality mountings from Luminar, Stuller and Unique Settings of New York. — Ed Menk, E. L. Menk Jewelers, Brainerd, MN
  • Lori Bonn, Effy and Charles Garnier are doing very well. — Whitney Lang, Burkes Fine Jewelers, Kilmarnock, VA
  • Belle Étoile is our newest and hottest-selling line. The bold colors and edgy designs capture every customer’s eye. — Morgan Bartel, Susann’s Custom Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX
  • We just started carrying Angelica bracelets (by Royal Chain). They sold well from the start. — David Reynolds, Avis Fine Jewelry, Thomasville, NC

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This Third-Generation Jeweler Was Ready for Retirement. He Called Wilkerson

Retirement is never easy, especially when it means the end to a business that was founded in 1884. But for Laura and Sam Sipe, it was time to put their own needs first. They decided to close J.C. Sipe Jewelers, one of Indianapolis’ most trusted names in fine jewelry, and call Wilkerson. “Laura and I decided the conditions were right,” says Sam. Wilkerson handled every detail in their going-out-of-business sale, from marketing to manning the sales floor. “The main goal was to sell our existing inventory that’s all paid for and turn that into cash for our retirement,” says Sam. “It’s been very, very productive.” Would they recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers who want to enjoy their golden years? Absolutely! “Call Wilkerson,” says Laura. “They can help you achieve your goals so you’ll be able to move into retirement comfortably.”

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